Good vs Evil or Light vs Dark

The choice is yours.  I was reading a book the other day (no surprise there) and ran across an interesting paragraph something for us to ponder. The Light and Dark (or Good and Evil) were talking and Light said to the Dark fear, pain and grief give you power.  Dark replies, dark will always smother the light I choose its strength and while those who strive to preserve the Light are distracted in battle and politics, in diplomacy and rules of combat, I use the Dark.  I wonder how many of us are distracted, just something to think about.